ON-LINE REGISTRATION IS OPEN – CBU 49th Annual General Assembly – August 13-15, 2018 – Kingston, Jamaica

May 2, 2018 | News Releases



The President and Board of the Caribbean Broadcasting Union (CBU) are pleased to invite you to the 49th Annual General Assembly (AGA) taking place at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel, in Kingston, Jamaica from August 13 to 15, 2018.

The theme of this year’s Assembly is Building Resilience to Climate Change: Business, Technology and Content Options for Caribbean Media. Feature speakers include Senator The Hon. Ruel Reid, Jamaica’s Minister Of Education, Youth & Information, Secretary General of the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) Ms Bernadette Lewis, Prof. Anthony Clayton, Chairman of the Broadcasting Commission of Jamaica and head of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Caribbean Office, Mr. Cleveland Thomas. In addition, CARICOM Climate Change Centre (5Cs) climate change negotiator and liaison officer Mr. Carlos Fuller, will head a team of experts drawn from the private and public sectors as well as Dr Michael Taylor, head of the University of the West Indies’ Climate Studies Group.

PMA Global Conference

The CBU Assembly takes place consecutive to the biennial Global Conference of the Public Media Alliance (formerly the Commonwealth Broadcasting Association). CBU members attending the PMA Conference on Monday, August 13, 2018 will benefit from the special registration rate.

Event Schedule

As shown in the Draft Conference Schedule, this year’s CBU Assembly will include highly-relevant sessions for the entire regional media sector. On Sunday August 12, the CBU will inaugurate the Caribbean Media Screening, a showcase of member and non-member AV content, curated by Jamaica Trade and Invest. The feature speaker at the screening will be Louis Hillelson, Vice President of Sales for Reed MIDEM, organisers of MIPCOM and MIP TV, two of the largest global market-places for media content, held annually in France.

And the best of the media offerings from the region will be celebrated at the Caribbean Broadcasting Awards gala, on the evening of Tuesday, August 14, at the Courtleigh Auditorium. In addition, all delegates are invited to participate in the associated events, designed as opportunities to enjoy the rich culture and beauty of Jamaica.

Registration On-Line

With the kind support of the PMA, registration for the CBU AGA will be carried out on-line. To register, just review the Delegates’ Information Note and then click on the link – CBU AGA 2018 Registration – to go straight to an on-line form.

Official airline

The CBU is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with Caribbean Airlines, the official airline of the 2018 Assembly. Member and non-member delegates to the Assembly will receive a discount on return flights from August 8 to 17, 2018. The discount code will be issued to participants after on-line registration.

Conference accommodation

The main conference venue will be the Pegasus Hotel, which will host the official opening ceremony on the evening of Monday August 13, as well as the main conference sessions on August 14, and the Members’ Plenary on August 15, 2018. To access the discounted room rates, applicable from August 8 to 17, register on-line, using the link above.


Registered delegates will receive complimentary Wi-Fi, conference bags, coffee breaks, and lunch on conference days.

For more information about this year’s Assembly, contact the CBU Secretariat info@caribroadcastunion.org or (246)430-1007.

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